Thursday, December 8, 2016

MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS by Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn launches January 16th, 2017

"MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS is an action-packed crime caper set during the Florida Land Boom, as bootleggers, mobsters and grifters galore feed on the dreams of sun-seekers. Teddy and Cornelia, well-nigh unshockable after their WWI tours of nursing duty, are at full stretch as it is - wrangling their eccentric Uncle Percy, when a murder hijacks their trip and throws them in at the deep end. Truly original and tremendous fun with a big heart. Make that two big hearts."

Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Anthony and Lefty-winning author of the Edgar-nominated THE CHILD GARDEN.

It’s 1926. The West Coast Development Company is staging its biggest land deal in Homosassa, Florida, selling pieces of a planned city to speculators who dream of a tropical paradise. Army nurse Cornelia Pettijohn takes leave to travel to Florida with her ancient uncle, who claims that he wants a warm winter home. When their car breaks down, they take the local train, The Mullet Express, into Homosassa. By the time they arrive, though, a passenger has been poisoned. A second murder victim boards the train later, iced down with the fish. Uncle Percival’s hidden agenda makes him the sheriff’s prime suspect. Cornelia and Teddy Lawless, a twenty-year-old flapper in a body pushing sixty, must chase mobsters and corner suspects to dig her uncle out of the hole he’s dug for himself.

Gwen Mayo, author of the Nessa Donnelly mysteries, and humorist Sarah Glenn, editor of the Strangely Funny anthologies, have joined together to bring you this tale of swindles, schemes, and murder. They belong to the First Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society and the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime.

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